Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the ex...

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Title:Queen of the Sea
Author:Dylan Meconis
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1536204986
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Queen of the Sea Reviews

  • Betsy
    May 08, 2019
    With graphic novels and comics for kids being produced at a rate far more prodigious than ever before, you can get a little inured to the sameness of some of the titles. There are the personal memoirs, mostly about white girls. There are the out-of-this-world space and robot adventures...
  • DaNae
    Jul 24, 2019
    Rich and complex. Also, makes me want to do a reread of Perilous Gard. ...
  • Tatiana
    Jul 17, 2019
    A little surprised I haven't heard anyone talk about this graphic novel. Although it skews more middle grade than YA (the protagonist seems to be a girl of about ten?), Queen of the Sea is a sophisticated work of (alternative) historical fiction, wonderfully illustrated. The story ...
  • C. S.
    Jun 08, 2019
    DNF at page 45. This is definitely a me-not-you-thing, and I think if I was able to read a physical copy, I would have been able to finish it. While the illustrations were visually engaging (the interplay between text and pictures was interesting) and the story seemed sweet, I had ...
  • Melissa T
    Aug 04, 2019
    I don't often read graphic novels, so this was an unusual choice for me. It was sequenced interestingly enough to keep my attention, but I didn't find it super compelling or anything like that. The religious overtones aren't really to my taste, but it's still an interesting story, anyw...
  • R. G. Nairam
    Aug 18, 2019
    I really wanted this to be either more fantasy or more historical. I found the mix it settled on pretty unsatisfying. The characters are also kind of static. They do ACT, but I was never convinced that anyone had grown or learned enough for the story to be over. Nice historical art, th...
  • Jade Melody
    Jul 13, 2019
    Rating: ??? I wasn't really sure what to expect from this. I was just browsing my library's website in search for books I could borrow and found this. It was a recently published graphic novel and it seemed interesting enough for me to check it out. Synopsis When he...
  • Billie
    Nov 16, 2018
    I can't wait to see the finished version in full-color. And I really hope it has a sequel. ...
  • Dakota Morgan
    Aug 01, 2019
    Queen of the Sea is wonderfully reminiscent of the historical novels I adored as a kid, like Catherine, Called Birdy and A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver. Somewhat rambling, detail-filled, with plenty of strong female characters. Queen of the Sea stars Margaret, a young Elysian si...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Jun 12, 2019
    Margaret was left with an island convent when she was a baby, never knowing her true heritage. When the exiled Queen Eleanor is sent to the island, she befriends Margaret and tries to unravel the secret of the girl's unknown parentage. The nuns of the convent have dark secrets, and the...
  • Ea
    Jun 14, 2019
    Loosely (very, very loosely) based on Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary, Queen of the Sea brings us the utter joy that is Margaret, a young girl who has grown up on an island convent, raised by nuns and surrounded by water. It says a lot about her life that the most thrilling thing that...
  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    Jun 17, 2019
    I very much enjoyed the well-thought out storyline and all of the characters. I was frustrated by the ending, because it was left open and there seems to be no sign of a sequel yet, although I sincerely hope there is one! This book was definitely packed with a lot of information, and...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    May 12, 2019
    Margaret lives a simple life on an island convent. She's the only child on the island, until William comes to live with her, the sisters, the three servants and the animals. But then William's mother dies and he is sent away, and the next person to come to the island is an angry young ...
  • Beth Cato
    May 30, 2019
    I received an advance copy of this book via NetGalley. Queen of the Sea is a graphic novel that is loosely based on the life of Queen Elizabeth I, but set in a setting all its own. Margaret has never known life outside of the isolated island where she lives with a numerous nuns. A s...
  • Jessica
    Mar 28, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book for free from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This is a graphic novel very loosely based on Elizabeth I and her sister, Mary. And by loosely I mean that it more like an alternate history. That being said, I still enjoyed it. ...
  • Gabriel
    Jul 25, 2019
    Okay, I loved it, though? I love Dylan Meconis's work in general and have for a long time, so I was excited for this, but Queen of the Sea may well be my favorite so far--just a wonderful example of the fluid power of sequential art and of fantastical-historical storytelling (historica...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Apr 29, 2019
    Thank you to Candlewick Press for sending an ARC of this one my way. Queen of the Sea was such a pleasant surprise! Such a creative retelling of history. I loved the setting and the cast of characters. Plus, there?s plenty of political intrigue. So so good, and I really hope there ar...
  • allieereads
    Jul 01, 2019
    This gorgeously portrayed graphic novel depicts what I would refer to as an 'alternate history' loosely based upon the historical figures of Queen Elizabeth I and her sister, Queen Mary. As a history nerd (and a history teacher), I found that it was still enjoyable and refreshing, to s...
  • Rachel
    May 09, 2019
    *thank you to Netgalley and Candlewick Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* 4 stars. I really enjoyed this. I didn't think I would as I didn't like the illustrations right at the beginning but they grew on me and actually suited the story. It's a histor...
  • Mandy
    Feb 08, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Candlewick Press. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. It took me like 1/4 of the b...
  • Rod Brown
    Jul 28, 2019
    A deliberately-paced and immersive alternate history that may be a bit of a challenge for the young audience to which it is targeted, but the plucky young heroine should carry them through. Though set entirely in a convent on a small, remote island, plentiful storytelling and royal cou...
  • Chad
    Aug 16, 2019
    Historical fiction loosely based on Elizabeth I. The story is told from the perspective of a young girl raised in a convent on a remote island. The story is long and drawn out at 400 pages but I never found myself bored. It's told in a mixture of traditional comic book panels and illus...
  • Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
    Jun 24, 2019
    Visit www.cover2coverblog.blogspot.com Queen of the Sea is a tome of a graphic novel. It is 400 pages! and the hardback could be used as a weapon... and that could be a positive or a negative depending on how you look at it, but I found this book lovely. Margaret is an orphan bei...
  • Alex (Briennai)
    Jul 02, 2019
    Margaret has lived on an island with nuns and servants her entire life. The nuns are of the Elysian order, and their job is to pray for the sailors that sail on the waters near their island. They also take in those that need shelter who come to the island, and help those who are washed...
  • Queen Cronut
    May 02, 2019
    A loose historical reimagination based off of the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary depicted through a graphic novel. The premise sounded really interesting and it exceeded all of my expectations. Although Queen of the Sea is kind of wordy for a graphic novel, it ...
  • Lenoire
    Jun 25, 2019
    Queen Eleanor of Albion is exiled to a small coastal island when her sister seizes the throne from her. The only inhabitants of the islands are nuns of a convent who spend their days peacefully trying to survive. However, the island is home to a mysterious orphan named Margaret. Margar...
  • Shannon ✨
    May 06, 2019
    3.75 Stars. *I was provided an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review all throughts are my own* This was such a charming graphic novel and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I ended up loving this. It was so unique and I think it would be perfect for people who are wan...
  • Nana Spark
    Aug 09, 2019
    Note: This review is also posted on my blog (linky link) Be warned: the art in this one will deceive you. Based on the art and the summary, I picked this one up as a chill children?s book to help get my Netgalley score up. As stated in my August TBR blog post, I?m very intereste...
  • Tucker
    Dec 05, 2018
    Betrayal, sickness, love and war. Queen of the Sea is a historical fiction graphic novel full of amazing illustrations and a gripping, emotional story. Thank you so much to Walker Books for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy ...
  • MayorEmma
    May 26, 2019
    I received an arc of this book from netgalley in exchange for a honest review. I loved this!! Even though they stayed on the same island the entire time, it still managed to be interesting, funny, and the art was simply amazing. My only complaint is that it was really really loo...